Science news: Mining past publications, students carrying coffee, women in leadership, funding opportunities

Top science articles for Saturday, July 6 2019.

Mining Publications

‘Unsupervised word embeddings capture latent knowledge from materials science literature’: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1335-8

Our findings highlight the possibility of extracting knowledge and relationships from the massive body of scientific literature in a collective manner, and point towards a generalized approach to the mining of scientific literature.

Students serving coffee

‘Committee members shouldn’t expect Ph.D. students to serve coffee and pastries’: https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2019/07/committee-members-shouldn-t-expect-phd-students-serve-coffee-and-pastries

We shouldn’t have to spend our money buying overpriced fruit salad or know how to make coffee to be considered successful graduate students. Our research should be enough.

Women in leadership

‘Research: Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills’: https://hbr.org/2019/06/research-women-score-higher-than-men-in-most-leadership-skills

Leaders need to take a hard look at what gets in the way of promoting women in their organizations. Clearly, the unconscious bias that women don’t belong in senior level positions plays a big role.

Funding Opportunities

‘Early Career Funding Opportunities’: https://research.jhu.edu/rdt/funding-opportunities/early-career/

This is a continuously updated repository of federal and private funding opportunities that are intended for late postdoctoral investigators and early-career faculty, usually those at or below the rank of assistant professor.